Below is a list of our available Labrador Retrievers. If you don't find the new friend you're looking for on this page, check out our Coming Soon Labs. We typically have approximately 30 Labs in our rescue program at any given time. Labs come into the program and are adopted daily, so this list is ever-changing.
Click each picture to find what our foster families have to say about each of our Labs. Since we don't have a shelter, all our dogs are in foster homes. Our foster parents provide as much information as possible on the behaviors and traits of our dogs.
The adoption fee for an adult Lab is $300 + State Tax. The adoption fee for puppies (6 months and under) is $375 + State Tax.
If you are interested in meeting one of our Labs, the next step is to complete an adoption application. Adoption information and application is found here. If you have questions about the adoption application process, send an email to our Applications Team.
Jefferson - 4.1 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Tigger - 1.4 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Demarco - 2.2 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Buster Brown - 3.8 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Seatle - 8.1 Year Old Male -- AVAILABLE
Laydee - 7.1 Year Old Female -- AVAILABLE
Zac - 9.3 Month Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Handsome Hank - 6.3 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Bucee - 3.2 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Vander - 2.2 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Rosebud - 2.2 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Vana - 2.1 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Maryanne - 1.1 Year Old Female -- ADOPTION PENDING
Cobb - 3.1 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Kolton - 1.6 Year Old Male -- ADOPTION PENDING
Jefferson - 4.1 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Yellow Male (Mixed) - 90 lbs - Available Now
Jefferson is gentle boy with an amazingly loving personality and generally very mellow nature. He is crate trained, potty trained, and rings ‘the bells’ to let us know when he wants outside.
Jefferson may have sheep or goat guarding instincts in his DNA and needs a leader who is willing and able to establish themselves as a natural authority. He has an experienced foster who can tell you all about his training and needs. Jefferson is looking for someone willing to put the effort into being consistent and firm so that he can relax and enjoy the good life. Jefferson loves other dogs and is very social. He has great manners, is really good on a leash (which is important for a big guy) and is a great walker for an active family. He has good energy and enjoys keeping up with others, but has an off switch and loves to chill as well. Jefferson loves car rides and just being with his people and being the big goofball that he is!
*This dog may not meet the breed standard for a Labrador Retriever.
Tigger - 1.4 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Yellow Male - 75 lbs - Avail now
Tigger is a very handsome young Lab! He loves to play, he's sweet, and will snuggle. Tigger is very energetic! He knows a quite a bit but also needs reinforcement. He is a lot of fun and a lot of dog. He’s crate trained and does well in the crate but there are also times when he will bark for about 15 minutes before settling. He’s good on the leash as long as you are vigilant when approaching other dogs as he gets excited and needs reminders to heel. His exuberant personality would likely not pair well with young kids (under six) as he could easily knock them down.
Tigger would do best where someone is home most of the time while he learns to relax when you leave.
Demarco - 2.2 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male - 80 lbs - Available Now
Hi we are Demarco’s foster family, let us tell you a bit about this sweet boy. He was picked up by animal control which probably explains why he insists he gets to walk on the inside away from the street ( so no one picks him up again). DFW Lab Rescue pulled him from the shelter and he is now in our foster home. He had heartworms so he had his pre-treatment, heartworm treatment and has just completed his bed rest. This guy is feeling good now and he is full of vigor, ready to go!
Demarco is a young lab and is full of liveliness and energy. He is stunningly handsome, long legged, American style Labrador. He is quite thin so he will need to put on some weight but he loves food and good boy treats so that will not be a problem. Out of 63 foster dogs I can say that Demarco is one of the best dogs I have ever taken for a walk. He cannot wait to get outside but once he is out, he is very good on the leash. He loves to walk especially now that is cooler. He has been very friendly to everyone we have met on our outings both people and other dogs, he has no problems with being petted and loved on.
Demarco loves playing with our Labrador. He loves to rastle and play chase. Our lab is a bit older so our lab just waits for him behind the sofa and jumps out and Demarco thinks it is funny and he runs around and around the sofa without realizing no one is really chasing him. Demarco also loves to crouch
down and pretend like he is a stealth ninja who is going to pounce on our lab. Demarco is hard to miss though so our lab always see him coming and then the chase is on. Demarco loves his chew toys and bones. As he is young, he uses them almost like a pacifier ( it is the first thing he runs and gets when he gets out of his crate) and then likes to bump you in the back of the leg while you are doing chores so you can see he has a toy. He is potty trained (hooray!), crate trained (although is very vocal that he wants to come out and play) but he does settle down and he is crated while we go to work, school and at night. We have a twelve year old boy in our house too and Demarco loves it when he gets out his hockey stick and they play keep away with a ball or puck. He is not a mouthy or licky dog but he really likes to play and has a lot of energy. He can get all four legs high off the ground when he jumps to catch a ball. He likes to be petted and gives sweet little kisses.
Demarco will definitely need some basic obedience classes as he is looking for reassurance, boundaries and he wants to please. His most challenging habit right now is wanting to put everything in his mouth – shoes, blankets, remotes, toys and wanting to carry them around. We are working on the drop command and what is ok for him to play with. On the bright side our house has been less cluttered and neater than it usually is as we quickly straighten the house before he comes out of his crate. (Our son even puts his shoes away in his room, it is a miracle!) All in all, Demarco is a super sweet, handsome lab who needs some basic training, daily walks, play time, love and attention. As he continues to get older, he is going to become even more awesome and he will be a loving member of your household. He will do well with all aged people and loves playing with other dogs if you have one who likes to play. We
are not sure about how he feels about cats.
Buster Brown - 3.8 Year Old Male
Initial Intake Info: Chocolate - Male - 97 lbs. Heartworm Positive. Est. Avail. Date Early Oct
Hi Hoomans! Buster Brown here. I’m a sweet, handsome chunk of chocolate Lab. I lived outside on a hard concrete pad for the past part of my life. It was pretty hard and I was lonely. My hoomans didn’t pay me much time or attention and handed me over to the shelter. I had been in kennels for 3 months and it was scary. I didn’t know what was going on. I lost a lot of weight and a lot of my coat fell out and then these great people from DFW Lab Rescue picked me up and my life has changed a lot since then! I’ve gained 10 pounds and I weigh 100lbs now. My foster family thinks I will gain another 5-10 pounds. My foster family is feeding me a lot of good food and my coat is growing again and is brown and shiny like it should be!
I love attention and affection and I follow my hoomans around the house and play with the other two Labs. I like to be touched by the hoomans and love to play with the other dogs. The hoomans call me their gentle giant. I am good with the crate and do pretty good on doing my business outside. They tell me I am a great dog and that they will ugly cry when I find my new hoomans. I am looking for a hooman family to spend the rest of my life with that I can love and protect. I would be happy to be in a family with other dogs but more than anything I am looking for a family that can spend a lot of time with me playing and loving on me.
Are you looking for a gentle chocolate giant? If so, maybe I am your boy. My foster hoomans tell me they will make sure I end up in a great home, and if they can’t find someone worthy of me, they will let me stay with them until I do! Thanks for checking me out! BB
Here you can see Buster Brown in action learning to be a part of a family!
Seatle - 8.1 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Yellow Male 84 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available date - Late Sept/Early Oct
I ended up in the shelter after being found running around on a rural road. I was covered in fleas and was glad to have somewhere to go. They fell in love with me at the shelter because I am such a good, sweet guy and now the guys at DFW Lab Rescue are going to find me a forever home!
They say I'm a senior – but please, don’t let that stop you from considering me. I am calm and easy going – none of that crazy energy those young dudes have! I can “Sit” and we are working on those other commands but I have gotta tell you though that “Stay” is really tough because I just want to be with my people all the time. I love all kinds of affection and being close. I will be a great dog for someone who is looking for a companion to snuggle up with. As long as we are together, I am one happy, happy boy.
I am looking for my new home and hoping my Forever Family will show up soon. If you think I might be the guy for you, just let the folks at DFWLR know!
Laydee - 7.1 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Yellow Female 75 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available Late Sept/Early Oct
Hello everyone. I am a sweet young lady who is ready to live the good life!! I just wanna be loved and get some attention. I can tell you that I am gentle, well mannnered and really great with kids. I'm still young enough that I want to play ball, go on walks, go to the hardware store, go for a date at Lazy Dog or just chill on the couch.
I know some family is going to love me and give me a great home. I can't wait to make them happy! Is that family you?
Zac - 9.3 Month Old Male
Initial intake information: Black Male - 55 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available Mid Oct
My name is Zac, and after quite an exciting last few months, I'm finally ready to find my forever family! The doctors told me I had elbow dysplasia, and then they did surgery on me. Afterward, I had to be real still and quiet for a whole month while I recovered, which was no fun at all! Thank goodness, I'm now my normal, rambunctious, curious and playful self again. I am well behaved for my age, and am learning new manners every day! I love going for walks, playing with toys, cuddling and splashing around in the water! My favorite things, though, are ice cubes and drinking from the water hose. Everyone who meets me tells me how handsome I am... I really do have so much love to give! There is a good chance I will develop arthritis in my elbow as I age (don't we all), so I really need someone that understands I'll need just a bit of extra love and care to help me have the happiest, healthiest life. I promise you, it'll be worth it! Are we meant to be?
Handsome Hank - 6.3 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Chocolate Male - 82 lbs - Heartworm positive - Late Sept
Handsome Hank is a guy that really lives up to his name. He is so HANDSOME! If you are in need of massive cuddles and endless love this is your guy!
The ladies and everyone he meets all fall in love at first sight!!
Hank loves his kennel, bones and his morning walk at the park. He is a family man and is looking for a family - maybe with kids - to spend their time adoring him and sharing in mutual cuddles. Hank also has some great manners and knows the basic commands. This guy is a pro on a leash and lots of manners at meal time. Don't get me wrong, he is not perfect. He has found his Labrador nose leading him to the inside of the trash can and on the kitchen counters. But - with a little careful planning (no food to tempt him and the trash can in a safe place with a door) you can easily foil his main fault.
Handsome Hank will fill your heart with so much love. His next family will be getting the Golden Ticket of Labs!!! Who wants to sign up for this boy?
Bucee - 3.2 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Chocolate Male - 73 lbs - Avail late Sept
Bucee here and checking in with all future adopters. My foster mom says I’m suppose to tell you all about myself so here goes...
I am a handsome boy who is single and ready to mingle! My foster mom might say my manners need work but I prefer to say I'm happy, always excited to see you and young - I think you get the gist.
I finished up my Heartworm treatment so I’m getting to do lots of fun stuff like walks, which my foster mom says I’m getting better at, playing with my foster brothers and toys - I love playing with toys! I like cats too - but the word is I like them too much - so cats are off limits for me. My counter surfing skills are pretty good but that is frowned upon around here so I’m learning new skills to take its place. I am crate trained, although I do protest just in case you fall for my sad eyes, but I easily give in and take a good nap. My foster mom lets me sleep on a comfy bed beside her all night, the rule is if I stay I don’t have to go to my crate. So of course I do just that, best 8 hours of beauty sleep a guy could ever have! I have learned to use the doggy door and have had no accidents since I learned you just walk through it (for a bit I thought barking at it was the secret password - that did not work).
I’m excited to meet my furever family.. I would do best with a family who is patient and willing to continue working on my manners. According to my foster mom I’m a fast learner, I just have a lot to learn since no one taught me before being rescued by these pawesome people! I do have a special request, I’m a cuddle bug and would love a family that wants lots of chocolate lab cuddles. My favorite place is right beside my people.
Vander - 2.2 Year Old Male
Initial intake information: Yellow Male - 60 lbs - Available now
Vander is the quintessential young lab. He loves playing with his toys (balls and chew toys are his favorite) and gets along great with the other two labs in his foster home. He has learned to ignore the cat, since he figured out the cat is not interested in being friends. This handsome guy really enjoys walks and with more leash practice, he could be a great jogging partner or just an agreeable sidekick. He has lots of young boy energy, but as long as he gets a chance to go on a walk, play ball or some other fun activity he is content to come back and enjoy some relaxing time with his people. If you do not like to snuggle, Vander is not your guy. This sweet boy is so affectionate and sweet. Vander will gaze adoringly into your eyes and thrives on getting lots of hugs and snuggles.
Vander is an all-around super guy and would make a great addition to any family!
Rosebud - 2.2 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Yellow Female - 50 lbs - Avail Now
Hi, my name is Rosebud. I was found as a stray until a shelter took me in where they quickly decided that I was a shelter favorite. I suspect it is because I am very quiet and calm. I have quickly adapted to my foster home and love my canine foster siblings, although my foster dad is my favorite. My foster sister is bossy but foster mom said she must really like me because she warmed up to me right away. The fosters tell me my foster brother is a Lab but he looks more like a small horse. There are no kids or cats in my foster house however foster mom thinks I would get along well with both since I am so calm and little. I love my crate and sleep quietly in there at night. I also do not bark. The only noise I make is a soft whine when my foster dad leaves me to go to this place called work but I only whine for a second. I just really like him and like to follow him around. I am very content to rest at your feet and I never get on furniture. I am also house trained.
I will be looking for my forever home soon. If you are looking for a little, petite girl who is calm and quiet.... pick me!! I am super easy!
Note from foster mom: Rosebud is a very easy girl who just wants to be loved. If you walk by her, she very gently reaches out her paw to touch you. She is not demanding of your attention and is very content to just rest on her pillow. She loves to be outside too. She is submissive with other dogs.
Vana - 2.1 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Black Female 55 lbs - Available now
This petite girl is a real cuddle bug. She is house and crate trained and is trustworthy while we are away. She is really calm for her age but is always ready to go when you say it is time. She loves to play with the resident dogs but, if they don’t want to, she is happy to just chew on a bone. We are working on leash manners as she is very excited to go on walks. We are also working on keeping all 4 on the floor and her jumping up has improved.
Vana is still learning how to play ball and with other toys. She loves to chew on Nylabones and she hasn’t ever touched a shoe or any other non-dog item. Vana is a little mouthy so she would do best initially in a home with children, if present, over 6 years old. She would also enjoy a young playful dog.
Maryanne - 1.1 Year Old Female
Initial intake information: Yellow Female 67 lbs - Heartworm negative - Est available Early Oct
Cobb - 3.1 Year Old Male
Initial Intake Info: Yellow - Male - 68 lbs. Heartworm Negative - Est. Available Date Early Oct
Kolton - 1.6 Year Old Male
Initial Intake Info: Black - Male - 51 lbs. Heartworm Negative. Est. Available Date Mid October
Hello, my name is Kolton, I’m handsome black lab just 51 pounds, but at my age I still have a little growing to do. I am a county boy that had no collar, was not chipped and when I wandered too far from home, I never found my way back. I did find my way to the animal shelter where I had a roof over my head and one meal a day. The good people at DFW Lab Rescue found me and then they gave me shots, a chip and a name. When I got my freedom ride to my foster house, I knew my life was going to be so good. I get three meals a day, got a hot bath & spa treatment and a good bed. If I had only known life could be so good, I would have gotten lost a year ago.
A little about me, I love to go on walks and am good on the leash. I am house trained and when I need to go out, I always go to the door. I sit on command and have a gentle mouth for taking treats. I come when called, don’t chew up anything, and when the fosters sit down to watch TV, I will lay down close until I see them moving around. I prefer to sleep in their bedroom where I just find a place on the floor (they told me there just isn't room on their bed). I am learning that crate training is required and while I'm not happy about it, I'm starting to get used to it.
I do like kids, other dogs, and am good with the guests that come over, I know jumping on them is not acceptable. The best thing about me is I am as sweet as honey and I love to put my big head in your lap and just get as much love as you will give out.
Word is, I become available for my forever home very soon. You will not find a better looking boy, that is gentle as can be, that is good as can be in the house, that does not counter surf and that will never cause you any grief. My only bad side is I tend to stretch the truth, but only a little.